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Quickfall (2010) Cross-cultural promotion of health: A partnership process? Principles and factors involved in the culturally competent community based nursing care of asylum applicants in Scotland

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Quickfall (2010) presents findings from an investigation of factors which contribute to culturally competent nursing care for those seeking asylum in Scotland. The study found partnership processes were necessary in order to ensure that appropriate ‘person centred’ care was delivered to asylum applicants. This approach was also needed to facilitate equality of access to health services. Facilitating asylum applicants’ adaptation to their new Scottish environment requires the provision of socially inclusive and non-discriminatory services. The study utilised a wide range of methods to gather data, these included interviews and observation of asylum applicants and nursing staff in Glasgow. Overall, the study underlines the important role of community nursing. The research also set out some guidelines for best practice and suggests areas in need of further investigation. Also see Quickfall (2004).

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Quickfall, J. (2010) Cross-cultural promotion of health: a partnership process? Principles and factors involved in the culturally competent community based nursing care of asylum applicants in Scotland. Unpublished thesis (PhD.), The University of Edinburgh.

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